May 7, 2012

Statement on Teacher Appreciation Week

May 7-12 is National Teacher Appreciation Week

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“Teachers deserve our gratitude each and every day, but especially during this week of recognition.  On behalf of the students and families in Chicago, I offer my thanks to the educators in Chicago who work tirelessly to shape students both in an out of the classroom and prepare children for a very bright future,” said Mayor Emanuel.

As part of the Teaching Channel’s “My Teacher, My Hero,” Mayor Emanuel discusses his favorite teacher, history teacher Larry Grote at New Trier West, in a video posted at

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